progress from the established emissions baseline,
evaluate what worked well, and share lessons learned.
The strategies highlighted in this section represent
some of the City’s successes to date and contributed
to the impressive 10% reduction in energy use and
carbon emissions realized since the 2007 inventory.
Future Strategies
The Team next identified potential future projects,
programs, and strategies to achieve further
reductions. In the prioritized ranking of projects, 2 of
the top 34 were generated by the Renewables Team.
Existing Strategies Since 2007 – RENEWABLES Team
Solar PV at Bus Stops
Installed solar PV at 3 bus stops where energy produced is used to power lights,
reader boards, etc.
Solar PV at Wilder's Grove
Remote Operations Facility
50-
kW solar PV array at Wilder’s Grove Remote Operations Facility administration
building and 25-kW array at vehicle wash building
Solar PV at E.M. Johnson
Water Treatment Plant and
Neuse River WWTP
250-
kW solar PV array at E.M. Johnson Water Treatment Plant and 1,300-kW PV
array at Neuse River WWTP
Solar PV Downtown
Solar PV at Raleigh Convention Center and Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Solar LED
Installed solar LED lighting at parking area and operations center
Solar Thermal
Installed solar thermal for hot water at 5 fire stations and City Municipal Building
Geothermal Heat
Transit Operations Facility and Wilder’s Grove Remote Operations Facility
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Getting a Charge Out of Solar Power
The local electric utility and the City of Raleigh have partnered on a
two-year pilot project to develop advancements in the powering of
electric vehicle. Two solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations
are located at a City-owned parking lot behind the Raleigh
Convention Center.
In addition to collecting research data, the trial provides citizens and
visitors the opportunity to observe both solar power and plug-in
electric vehicles up close. The City has also installed numerous non-
solar-powered charging stations throughout Raleigh that are available
for public use.
The project includes two charging sta ions n Raleigh connected to a
solar photovoltaic (PV) array and b ttery system. T is joint initiative has
several goals:
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Testing the ability to charge plug-in vehicles using electricity
generated by the sun and stored in an on-site battery;
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Analyzing the effect on the electric grid from a solar-powered
charging station;
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Evaluating electric vehicle battery performance;
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Comparing the side-by-side performance of two solar panel
manufacturers; and
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Monitoring the influences of weather on solar power production.
PowerWorks Electric designed and installed the system. Advanced
Energy assisted with the design and will manage ongoing data
acquisitio and evalua io . GE Industrial Solutions provided the
charging equipment.
In addition to collecting data, the trial provides citizens and visitors the
opportunity to observe both solar power and plug-in electric vehicles